Thomas Langan is stranded in Madrid, and his travel agency refuses to fly him back home as promised. Is he entitled to a refund? “Help! Fare Depot canceled my return ticket and left me in Madrid”
I’ve kept a polite distance from the latest fare-error scandal, even though readers were asking me to get involved. Something smelled wrong about those $50 first-class transatlantic tickets on United Airlines that were briefly available earlier this month.
Then again, maybe it was the character — or should I say the lack of character — of the bloggers who were urging their followers to snatch up the fares, that made me hesitate. Hackers are criminals and the people who help them are their accomplices.
“Government calls out cheaters who booked United mistake fares”
If fuel prices are so low, why are air fares so high? And will prices ever return to Earth?
“If fuel costs are lower, what’s keeping airfares sky-high?”
Sometimes, you can eyeball a case and know almost immediately: This guy doesn’t have a snowball’s chance.
“No “low” fare guarantee at United Airlines – plus, they’re rude!”
Oh no, not again.
“Should Costa reverse course on this fare error?”